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Cambridge Arson Spree Leaves Residents on Edge

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CAMBRIDGE, Md.- Not one, but four fires that officials have ruled arson have the city of Cambridge worried about a potential Accomack County copycat.

All four fires have occurred over the last two weeks and within a half mile of each other, which has Cambridge residents talking.

"Its always a concern when people are going around lighting fires and stuff, and it's just so hard to catch them cause they work on their own time," said Robbie Hubbard of Cambridge.

"We have been talking about it a lot cause it's right here in the neighborhood and there is another one just down the street from here," said Robert Dyer of Cambridge.

Dyer lives in the neighborhood and said that even though the buildings that were set on fire are vacant, the homes next to them are not.

"I'm pretty much concerned because you can see the houses are close together and you can see the house next to it was burnt also," Dyer said.

The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office is working with the Cambridge Police Department to find the person or persons responsible and officials are asking for the community's help.

"We are dealing with a residential neighborhood and a fairly decent size city so we are hopeful that citizens in the neighborhood will have seen something," said Deputy Fire Marshal John Ray.

Whether it is is copycat or not, many believe it needs to stop now.

"It could be a copy-cat but either way you have to get a handle on it before it gets out of hand," Hubbard said.

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